I'm a big fan of stop motion animation and thought I'd share a few resources with you that you might find useful as you muck around with different movie-making techniques.
Stop Motion Central is a good starting place, because it provides a place to watch stop motion animations along with how-to tutorials.
Animate Clay is a useful portal for learning more about creating our own claymations.
Different types of animations you can explore include claymation (the ADP Center on the ground floor of University Hall has claymation kits you can borrow), sand animation (and you must watch this), Legomation, line/2D animation, and doll and figure animation, just to name a few.
Here's a fab Lego animation made by a group of Masters of Education students Colin Lankshear and I worked with in Newfoundland over this past summer. And a wonderful sand animation done by another group within this same class.